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    Chess Informant - One Year (Four Issue) Subscription
    First Issue Ships Immediately!
    Catalog Code: B0SUBINF

    Subscribe to Chess Informant - the publication the Pros Use and Create! Subscriptions come with tons of benefits: SAVE 20% off the cover price! Pay once-as soon as a new issue comes out, it is sent directly to you. Don't worry about ordering every issue-subscribe once and let us take care of it for you!
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    Chess Informant - One Year (Four Issue) Subscription

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    Chess Informant 128
    Far Cry Edition
    Catalog Code: B0128INF

    This is the Periodical the Pros Use and all the entertainment and fun a true chess fan could want is inside: the games, the openings, the variations, the combinations and endgames – all furnished with the creative insights of our grandmaster contributors, supported by an international team of experienced chess editors. Chess Informant brings tons of valuable resources for months of reading pleasure, all written in easy-to-understand English and presented with the learning curve in mind!
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    Chess Informant 128

    $39.95
    KOMODO CHESS 10
    64 Bit Multiprocessor Version
    Catalog Code: WIN0428CB

    Thanks to a host of extensive improvements and fine tweaking, the latest version of Komodo has again gained over 60 Elo points on its predecessor. The changes cover several areas: the evaluation function has been significantly sharpened, particularly with respect to king safety and endgame positions, and the search algorithm has been improved and optimized to run on multiple processors. Komodo 10 is also better at managing its time, and just generally calculates faster.
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    KOMODO CHESS 10

    Regular Price: $109.95

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    2015 Chess Life Annual Book
    Catalog Code: ANN2015

    The Chess Life Annual is a beautiful, hardcover book that features all twelve issues of Chess Life magazine from the specified year. Each annual features a rich, black leather cover and has the USCF Logo and production year embossed in Gold on its spine.
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    2015 Chess Life Annual Book

    $59.95
    DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics - CT-ART 6.0
    Catalog Code: E-WIN0137CV-B

    Finally a new and improved version of the legendary CT-ART has been released! CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for chess players of all skill levels!
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    DOWNLOAD - Chess Tactics - CT-ART 6.0

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    Chess Tactics - CT-ART 6.0
    Catalog Code: WIN0137CV

    Finally a new and improved version of the legendary CT-ART has been released! CT-ART is an indispensable training tool for chess players of all skill levels!
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    Chess Tactics - CT-ART 6.0

    $39.95
    Chess Informant 127
    Golden Edition
    Catalog Code: B0127INF

    This is the Periodical the Pros Use and all the entertainment and fun a true chess fan could want is inside: the games, the openings, the variations, the combinations and endgames – all furnished with the creative insights of our grandmaster contributors, supported by an international team of experienced chess editors. Chess Informant brings tons of valuable resources for months of reading pleasure, all written in easy-to-understand English and presented with the learning curve in mind!
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    Chess Informant 127

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    Positional Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK
    Catalog Code: B0119QT

    Positional Decision Making in Chess offers a rare look into the mind of a top grandmaster. In his efforts to explain his way of thinking, Boris Gelfand focuses on such topics as the squeeze, space advantage, the transformation of pawn structures and the transformation of advantages. Based on examples from his own games and those of his hero, Akiba Rubinstein, Gelfand explains how he thinks during the game.
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    Positional Decision Making in Chess - PAPERBACK

    $29.95
    Chess Informants 126
    Hand-Knitted Edition
    Catalog Code: B0126INF

    This is the Periodical the Pros Use and all the entertainment and fun a true chess fan could want is inside: the games, the openings, the variations, the combinations and endgames – all furnished with the creative insights of our grandmaster contributors, supported by an international team of experienced chess editors. Chess Informant brings tons of valuable resources for months of reading pleasure, all written in easy-to-understand English and presented with the learning curve in mind!
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    Chess Informants 126

    $39.95
    Master Class - Anatoly Karpov
    Volume 6
    Catalog Code: WIN0476CB

    On this DVD, a team of experts looks closely at the secrets of World Champion Karpov’s games. In more than 7 hours of video, the authors examine four essential aspects of Karpov’s superb play. Niclas Huschenbeth takes a look at Karpov’s openings. Our tactics expert Oliver Reeh tests your skills with interactive exercises, challenging you to find Karpov’s brilliant moves. Mihail Marin sees in Karpov’s play great similarities to Magnus Carlsen: by the time the opponent understands what is happening, it is already too late. For endgame expert Dr. Karsten Müller, Anatoly Karpov is “a living legend”. For him, Karpov has “an incredible feeling for the coordination and harmony of his pieces”, something which also shows in his endgames.
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    Master Class - Anatoly Karpov

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    Fritz 15 Chess Playing Software Program
    64 Bit Multiprocessor Version
    Catalog Code: WIN0001CB

    The world's most popular chess playing program is now even better! Fritz 15, published November 15 2015, offers a super-strong chess playing opponent with functions and features needed by chess players of all skill levels. Fritz will automatically adjust its playing strength if you choose, offers handicap and coaching functions, explanation of chess positions, display colored danger warnings, provide openings statistics, automatic game analysis, and training modules for chess openings, tactics and chess endgames - plus a large database of chess games.
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    Fritz 15 Chess Playing Software Program

    Regular Price: $99.95

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    CLEARANCE - Chess Assistant 16 Mega package with Houdini 4 PRO
    Catalog Code: WIN0073CV-MEGA

    Chess Assistant 16 Mega package with Houdini 4 PRO combines all tools and features provided by Chess Assistant 16 Pro with Gold Nalimov Tablebases, 100 Gb in total on 12 DVDs of double density.
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    CLEARANCE - Chess Assistant 16 Mega package with Houdini 4 PRO

    Regular Price: $199.95

    Special Price $99.98

    Mega Database 2016
    Contains more than 6.4 Million Games from 1560 to 2015, Including 68,500 Annotated by the World's Top Players
    Catalog Code: WIN0019CB

    The exclusive annotated database. Contains more than 6.4 millions games from 1560 to 2015 in the highest ChessBase quality standard. 68,500 games contain commentary from top players, with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. Online Mega-Update 2016: With ChessBase 12 or 13 you can download games for Mega 2016 for the whole year, a total of approximately 250,000! That means your Mega 2016 will remain up to date from January to December.
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    Mega Database 2016

    Regular Price: $209.95

    Special Price $189.95

    Fritz Powerbook 2016
    Contains 21 Million Opening Positions, Derived from 1.5 Million High Class Tournament Games
    Catalog Code: WIN0084CB

    Fritz Powerbook 2016 represents the state of the art of current openings theory. It contains 21 millions opening positions, derived from 1,5 million high class tournament games. Together with each position all relevant information is stored: all moves that were played in the position, by players of what average rating, with what success and performance results.
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    Fritz Powerbook 2016

    Regular Price: $65.95

    Special Price $52.95

    Big Database 2016
    Contains more than 6.4 Million Games from 1560 to 2015
    Catalog Code: WIN0018CB

    The Big Database 2016 contains more than 6.4 millions games from 1560 to 2015 in the highest ChessBase quality standard with ChessBase opening classification with more than 100,000 key positions, direct access to players, tournaments, middlegame themes, endgames. The most recent games of the database are from the Middle of September 2015.
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    Big Database 2016

    Regular Price: $79.95

    Special Price $69.95

    Chess Assistant 16 - Professional Package with Houdini 4 PRO
    Catalog Code: WIN0071CV

    Chess Assistant 16 with Houdini 4 PRO is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.
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    Chess Assistant 16 - Professional Package with Houdini 4 PRO

    $149.95
    Chess Assistant 16
    Catalog Code: WIN0069CV

    Chess Assistant 16 is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer. Chess Assistant 16 includes grandmaster level playing programs, Chess Opening Encyclopedia mode, a powerful search system, the unique Tree mode, databases of about 6.45 million games in total (Nov. 1, 2015) that can be automaticaly updated 3000 new games every week for free, access to 7-piece Lomonosov Tablebases at tb7.chessok.com until 31.12.2016 and more!
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    Chess Assistant 16

    $99.95
    The Lazy Man's Silcilian
    Attack and Surprise White with the Basman-Sale Variation
    Catalog Code: B0160NIC

    The Basman-Sale Variation is a relatively unexplored weapon for Black in the Sicilian Defence. After the perfectly normal moves 1.e4 c5, 2. Nf3 e6, 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Black lashes out with 4…Bc5! English IM Michael Basman and Croatian IM Srdjan Sale were the pioneers of this cunning chess opening system. The advantages are clear: it is surprising, aggressive and easy to learn. Compared to the complexity of mainstream Sicilian variations it requires little theoretical preparation, while you don’t run excessive risks. That is why The Lazy Man’s Sicilian is ideal for club players who don’t have much time to study opening theory (or are not too fond of hard work anyway).
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    The Lazy Man's Silcilian

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    SHOPWORN - The Lazy Man's Silcilian
    Attack and Surprise White with the Basman-Sale Variation
    Catalog Code: SWB0160NIC

    The Basman-Sale Variation is a relatively unexplored weapon for Black in the Sicilian Defence. After the perfectly normal moves 1.e4 c5, 2. Nf3 e6, 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Black lashes out with 4…Bc5! English IM Michael Basman and Croatian IM Srdjan Sale were the pioneers of this cunning chess opening system. The advantages are clear: it is surprising, aggressive and easy to learn. Compared to the complexity of mainstream Sicilian variations it requires little theoretical preparation, while you don’t run excessive risks. That is why The Lazy Man’s Sicilian is ideal for club players who don’t have much time to study opening theory (or are not too fond of hard work anyway).
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    SHOPWORN - The Lazy Man's Silcilian

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    Risk and Bluff in Chess
    The Art of Taking Calculated Risks
    Catalog Code: B0161NIC

    Winning in chess is impossible without taking risks. Winning requires courage and psychology, but above all: calculation.  When your main aim is to derail your opponent’s calculation by weaving a web of deception, you engage in the highest form of risk: bluff. Renowned chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov presents more than 100 practical ways that masters and grandmasters have used to push beyond the limits of calculation and take a deliberate risk. He shows how to trick your opponent into believing your bluff. 
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    Risk and Bluff in Chess

    $26.95
    Paramount Chess Database
    Catalog Code: WIN0002SHV

    Paramount is a unique historical collection of annotated chess games which will serve as a premium quality database for daily use by competitive players. While it is not intended to match the massive amount of material offered by similar databases on the market, it is the jewel that will differentiate your preparation from a great many others.
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    Paramount Chess Database

    $159.95
    Your Kingdom For My Horse
    When to Exchange in Chess
    Catalog Code: B0123BT

    This book, written by the hugely popular chess writer Andrew Soltis, is the only one that will help you up your game. He explains if you should exchange your bishop for a knight, which pair of bishops to exchange, when it's important to keep rooks on the board, and when to refuse any trade.
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    Your Kingdom For My Horse

    $23.95
    Chess Informants 125
    Enigma Edition
    Catalog Code: B0125INF

    This is the Periodical the Pros Use and all the entertainment and fun a true chess fan could want is inside: the games, the openings, the variations, the combinations and endgames – all furnished with the creative insights of our grandmaster contributors, supported by an international team of experienced chess editors. Chess Informant brings tons of valuable resources for months of reading pleasure, all written in easy-to-understand English and presented with the learning curve in mind!
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    Chess Informants 125

    $39.95
    Basic Chess Openings for Kids
    Play Like a Winner from Move One
    Catalog Code: B0158NIC

    In his trademark humorous and kid-friendly way, Hertan teaches what you should actually be trying to achieve at the start of a game. Kids will love learning how to avoid The Five Most Common Opening Mistakes.
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    Basic Chess Openings for Kids

    $18.95
    Chess Basics for Beginners - Chess Lecture - Volume 133
    by GM Jesse Kraai and IM Bill Paschall
    Catalog Code: DVD0133CL

    Learn the basics with chess terms, principles of opening play, basics of how to checkmate and more tips from our two well respected masters.
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    Chess Basics for Beginners - Chess Lecture - Volume 133

    $19.95
    MASTER CLASS - Emanuel Lasker - Vol. 5
    Catalog Code: WIN0465CB

    On the ChessBase DVD a team of experts delves deeply into Lasker’s play. In more than 6 hours of video (both in English and in German) the authors cast light on four important aspects of Lasker’s artistry. Niclas Huschenbeth has looked into Lasker’s openings. Our tactics expert Oliver Reeh challenges you in our interactive format: can you too find Lasker’s brilliant moves? Mihail Marin describes the second world champion as an original strategic player who took his decisions based on the specific features of the position. For Karsten Müller, Lasker was a great pragmatist and a superb defensive player, which is reflected in the selection of endgames he has chosen to discuss.
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    MASTER CLASS - Emanuel Lasker - Vol. 5

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Special Price $36.95

    Pawn Strategy - Chess Lecture - Volume 128
    by GM Bryan Smith
    Catalog Code: DVD0128CL

    Bryan takes us through various strategies for using Pawns in your game. Illustrated with real games the lectures cover topes of : Pawns In the attack, Petrosian's Pawn Artistry, Doubled Pawns and Weak Squares, Break the Rules Sometimes, Breaking Through the Pawn Chain.
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    Pawn Strategy - Chess Lecture - Volume 128

    $19.95
    Winning Chess Manouevres
    Strategic Ideas That Masters Never Fail to Find
    Catalog Code: B0156NIC

    Sarkhan Guliev presents a wide range of strategic manoeuvres that have been repeatedly employed by great chess players. He shows how masters generate ideas from the games of other masters: positional sacrifices, amazing counterplay concepts, unorthodox exchanges, winning with h2-h4, overcoming a blockade, the advantages of double pawns, the e5 pawn wedge, the uses of the queen-bishop battery, and much more.
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    Winning Chess Manouevres

    $26.95
    Chess Endgames for Kids
    Featuring 50 Endgame Lessons
    Catalog Code: B0187GB

    Starting with the basic mates and the simplest pawn endings, this book provides all the endgame knowledge that players need to take them through to club level and beyond. Müller carefully guides us step-by-step through a fascinating range of endgame tactics and manoeuvres, helping us understand the underlying logic.
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    Chess Endgames for Kids

    $16.95
    For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II
    Reflections on My Profession
    Catalog Code: B0077RE

    The Journey Continues! Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions.
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    For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II

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    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II
    Reflections on My Profession
    Catalog Code: SWB0077RE

    The Journey Continues! Mark Dvoretsky has long been considered one of the premier chess coaches and trainers in the world. He is renowned for taking talented masters and forging them into world-class grandmasters and champions.
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    SHOPWORN - For Friends & Colleagues - Volume II

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    A Cunning Chess Opening for Black
    Lure Your Opponent into the Philidor Swamp
    Catalog Code: B0153NIC

    Taking your opponent out of his comfort zone is a good idea to start your game with. Grandmaster Sergey Kasparov pushes this concept one step further: lure your opponent onto the slippery paths of the Philidor Swamp!
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    A Cunning Chess Opening for Black

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    Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov
    Catalog Code: WIN0460CB

    Modern tournament practice has virtually surpassed the so-called ''opening theory''. Thanks to a wealth of tournament games some openings and lines develop so rapidly that even the ambitious amateur has difficulties to keep his own repertoire updated. On this DVD Kasimdzhanov presents highly topical openings and shows their current state of theory. From the perspective of a top player he explains why certain openings are played while others more or less vanished from tournament practice. This DVD helps you to remain up-to-date in a number of important and popular openings and provides you with many ideas for your own repertoire.
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    Trends in Modern Openings 2015 - Rustam Kasimdzhanov

    Regular Price: $39.95

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    Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 Players - Nicholas Pert
    Catalog Code: WIN0459CB

    As the National Head Coach for the English Chess Federation I train many improving players, and see some typical mistakes that repeat themselves. In this DVD I have taken a large collection of games played by players, predominantly in the rating range 1600-1900, and I have looked for typical mistakes. Each theme has several examples to demonstrate typical mistakes, and there are various test throughout the DVD so that the viewer can try and find the best move in certain positions. This should be a great tool for players to use in order to improve their middlegame and endgame play. It will hopefully also highlight any areas that you need to work on in order to improve quickly. Enjoy the DVD!
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    Typical Mistakes by 1600-1900 Players - Nicholas Pert

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    Chess King - GOLD
    with Houdini 4 Pro Chess Engine & GigaKing 2015 Games Database
    Catalog Code: WIN0024AK

    Chess King Gold is a new and versatile tool for chess players and is an ideal introduction for the beginner, a challenging opponent for the practiced amateur, and an invaluable coach for the aspiring master. Chess King Gold emphasizes simplicity of use in training players.
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    Chess King - GOLD

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    Chess King - STANDARD
    with Houdini 2 for Chess King & GigaKing 2015 Games Database
    Catalog Code: WIN0022AK

    The new Chess King Standard 2015 is considerably improved from the original Chess King [1] or 2011 or the Chess King 2 from 2013. It’s the perfect tool for any chess player to improve at chess. Provides a complete chess program at an unbelievable low price.
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    Chess King - STANDARD

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